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Quantum Oscillations

Explanation for Puzzling Quantum Oscillations Has Been Found

Recently, researchers from Harvard and MIT succeeded in trapping a record 53 atoms and individually controlling their quantum state, realizing what is called a...
exoplanets

Citizen Scientists Discover Five Tightly Packed Exoplanets

Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system, all orbiting a sun-like star located within the constellation Aquarius, nearly 620 light years...
nanophotonics

The “Big Bang” of Nanophotonics

The journal ‘Science’ is publishing a groundbreaking scientific discovery by a research group headed by Prof. Erez Hasman of the Technion’s Faculty of Mechanical...
graphene

Strongly Anisotropic Spin Relaxation Observed in Graphene When Interfaced with Transition...

Researchers of the ICN2 Physics and Engineering of Nanodevices Group, led by ICREA Prof. Sergio O. Valenzuela, have unambiguously demonstrated the anisotropic nature of...
SensorSat

Monitoring Activity in the Geosynchronous Belt

In the darkness of 2 a.m. on Aug. 26, the sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida, lit up with the bright plume of a Minotaur rocket...
spacecraft

NASA Begins Checkout of Dellingr Spacecraft Designed to Improve Robustness of...

NASA ground controllers have begun checking out and commissioning a shoebox-sized spacecraft that the agency purposely built to show that CubeSat platforms could be...
spintronic

Researchers Achieve Significant Breakthrough in Topological Insulator Based Devices for Modern...

The current induced magnetisation switching by spin-orbit torque (SOT) is an important ingredient for modern non-volatile magnetic devices such as magnetic random access memories...
wireless networkvideo

NASA to Test Advanced Space Wireless Network and Device for Returning...

NASA launched the Technology Educational Satellite, or TechEdSat-6, to the International Space Station on Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in...
topological magnets

Saves Energy: Save Data with Topological Magnets

Saving, reading and writing information quickly, energy-savingly and in the tightest of spaces is a fundamental requirement for today's and future information stores. Magnetic...
graphene

ICN2 Researchers Compute Unprecedented Values for Spin Lifetime Anisotropy in Graphene

Spintronics researchers of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group led by ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche have gleaned potentially game-changing insight into the mechanisms...
satellitevideo

NASA CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite Technology

Behind every weather forecast—from your local, five-day prediction to a late-breaking hurricane track update—are the satellites that make them possible. Government agencies depend on...
earth's water

New Physical Model Explains the Origin of Earth’s Water

Equipped with Newton’s law of universal gravitation (published in Principia 330 years ago) and powerful computational resources (used to apply the law to more...
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Novel Tools to Analyse Radiation near Black Holes

Radiation processes taking place near black holes tell us much about physics in extreme conditions, conditions that not even the most advanced experimental setups...
heavy elements

Rules Are Only Suggestions in Heavy Elements

The Science The rules that are taught for predicting the arrangement of electrons in light elements do not apply well to heavy elements. Why? Because...
thermometer

NASA Evaluates Use of a Coin-Sized Thermometer to Characterize Comets and...

Two NASA teams want to deploy a highly compact, sensitive thermometer that could characterize comets and even assist in the redirection or possible destruction...
Superconductors

Spin-Polarized Surface States in Superconductors

The Science When it comes to entirely new, faster, more powerful computers, Majorana fermions may be the answer. These hypothetical particles can do a better...
graphene

The Miracle Material Graphene: Convex as a Chesterfield

Graphene is probably the most exotic form of carbon: all of the atoms are bound to one another solely in a plane (monolayer), forming...
graphene

New Quantum Phenomena in Graphene Superlattices

A team of Graphene Flagship researchers led by the University of Manchester reported in the journal Science showing the first new type of quantum...
exoplanet

Inferno World with Titanium Skies

The clear detection of the molecule is a major observational advancement – it is an exciting time in exoplanetary science. Nikku Madhusudhan The planet, WASP-19b, has...
fusion plasma

Physicists Propose New Way to Stabilize Next-Generation Fusion Plasmas

A key issue for next-generation fusion reactors is the possible impact of many unstable Alfvén eigenmodes, wave-like disturbances produced by the fusion reactions that...